Executive Director

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Juneau, Alaska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $115,000 - $130,000
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Executive Director

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Juneau, Alaska

The Moran Company is pleased to partner with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) to conduct a national search for the organization’s next Executive Director.

Position Summary

SEACC seeks a strategic, dynamic leader to serve in this exciting, high-profile position. For over 50 years SEACC has been the premier conservation organization safeguarding the extraordinary lands and waters of Southeast Alaska, a magnificent temperate rainforest ecosystem, teeming with life, unique in the world. SEACC works toward protecting special places, promoting conservation, and advocating for sustainability in Southeast Alaska. SEACC’s work centers on reforming management of federal and state public lands and waters, particularly the vast Tongass National Forest. And in everything it does, SEACC seeks to honor and support the conservation and stewardship initiatives of the Lingít, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the rightful owners and protectors of the region since before recorded time, who have for too long been denied justice.

SEACC is led by a diverse, deeply committed Board of Directors and currently has nine staff. The combined operating budget is approximately $1.3M, with ample reserves. The Executive Director position is located in Juneau, though occasional long hours and extensive travel in Southeast Alaska, as well as occasional trips to the East and West Coasts, will be required. But hard work will be rewarded with an unparalleled opportunity to defend nature and advance justice.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Administration

The Executive Director, working for and with the Board, is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and implementing the mission, vision, goals, and strategic plans.
  • Managing the organization’s finances and budget.
  • Leading and supervising SEACC’s talented staff.
  • Managing donor relations and fundraising.
  • Strengthening relationships with Alaska Native Tribes, organizations, and leaders.
  • Advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all organizational activities.
  • Representing SEACC at public events and promoting its mission with partners, donors, and the public.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes

The Executive Director position requires outstanding professional capacity, including:

  • High energy, enthusiasm, empathy, and people skills.
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written.
  • Outstanding personnel management abilities.
  • Strong fundraising background and record of success.
  • Envision cross-cultural perspectives and sensitivities.
  • Political, legislative, regulatory, and/or legal knowledge.
  • Capacity to calmly and creatively manage controversial public policy issues. 

Professional Qualifications and Experience

The Executive Director role requires significant expertise. The successful candidate will need:

  • At least five years of organizational leadership experience at the senior level (nonprofit background is strongly preferred). 
  • Academic degree in public policy, conservation, science or law, or equivalent on-the-job training.
  • Demonstrated achievements in environmental or social justice issue advocacy.

Beneficial Skills and Experience

The Executive Director is not required to have, but would benefit from:

  • Knowledge of Alaska Native Tribes and Indigenous cultures.
  • Knowledge of ANCSA and ANILCA.
  • Experience with lobbying, grassroots organizing, or campaign development. 
  • Knowledge of forest conservation and clean water campaign work.


The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $130,000, commensurate with qualifications. For candidates located outside the region, moving expenses can be negotiated. This position is located in Juneau, AK. Applicants not already in the area are expected to relocate. 

SEACC offers excellent benefits, including: four weeks of paid vacation in addition to closing the office for paid time off between Christmas and New Years, 11 paid federal and state holidays, fully paid healthcare premium for the employee, annual employer contribution to a Health Savings Account, 12 days of paid medical leave annually, two days of paid community service or participation leave, and a 401K plan with a 5% match after one year of employment. A three month paid sabbatical leave is provided following five years of consecutive, full-time employment.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

SEACC is an equal opportunity employer to all, without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The search for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Executive Director is being conducted by The Moran Company. For more information regarding the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Executive Director position, please contact Jon Rosell, Senior Search Consultant, The Moran Company: jon (at) morancompany.com. APPLY NOW

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